Fall For Dance North 2017 (Toronto)

Dance, News, Sound
Sammy Chien​ will be supporting Dong Mei Dance​'s production A BLOSSOMING APRICOT BRANCH 一枝紅杏, as production coordinator and bringing new sound design. This version will also feature new lighting design by Jonathan Kim​. Sammy and Dong Mei​ will be sharing some updates of their upcoming work in development Flow(er) as well. Looking forward to Fall for Dance North Festival​ next week in Toronto! Dongmei Dance A BLOSSOMING...

W(e)aves 0.2 at MOA

Interdisciplinary Performance, News, Research
Sammy Chien will be presenting his work-in-progress work at the MOA in Vancouver Oct 6th, 2017, a work that investigates migration, race & gender politics, transcultural identity and spiritual philosophies using digital technologies, audiovisuals, text, contemporary dance, and qi-gong.   Friday, October 6 | 8:30 pm Tickets: $25 (on sale soon) What is the language of movement, light, and sound? Join us for a special evening of live...

Panelist for New Forms Festival 17

News, Talks
Sammy will be speaking on the panel for New Forms Festival 17, presented by the festival, CURRENT (A Pacific Northwest Feminist Electronic Art Symposium) and the Western Front, Sept 30th 5pm The topic is on "Shifting narratives in the electronic art & music industry: social change through curation and reclaiming space in the global underground”, this is the perfect place to talk about intersectionality, decolonization and...


Sammy Chien will be creating live visuals in Peregrine Falls' performance, around 10:30pm Thursday September 14th @ Fox Cabaret, as part of Westward Music Festival 2017  ----- Westward Music Festival 2017 Presents: Gang Signs w/ Peregrine Falls Spruce Trap ACTORS at Fox Cabaret 19+ Thursday, Sept 14, 2017 Doors: 8pm Visit www.westwardfest.com for more info. Line-up subject to change. Tickets on sale July 4 at 10am https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1516286 --- WESTWARD MUSIC FESTIVAL: MRG Concerts presents Westward Music Festival, which features some of the today’s most influential music...

performing for Accordion Noir Festival

News, Sound
Sammy Chien will be playing live electronics for the event Underdog Instrument Grudge Match: Millennial Edition as part of The 10th Annual Accordion Noir Festival. Sammy will be representing Team Silicon Valley North along  with his long-time collaborator and veteran musician/media artist Stefan Smulovitz + more. The Accordion Noir Festival wraps with a revival of this fan favourite mash-up of music, competition and spur-of-the-moment theatre....

LIVE Kick Off in SWARM

Media Presence, News
Sammy Chien will be joining forces with LIVE International Performance Art Biennale to VJ for LIVE 2017's 'Kick Off Party’ as part of SWARM edition of CinemaShine. info: Join us for a special SWARM edition of CinemaShine. We are pleased to present LIVE 2017's 'Kick Off Party’ celebrating the launch of the LIVE 2017 website, and catalogue. Featuring DJ's Ian Prentice, and DJ duo Doug & Suzee, with LIVE...

On Richmond News

Media Presence, News
Congrats to Cinevolution for the success on Your Kontinent Digital Carnival this year again as part of the Richmond World Festival. I am very honoured to be featured on the news again to help support the festival. According to the curator Wynne Palmer, it was 7500+ attendance for the Digital Carnival, and around 50K for the world festival. Big congrats to the curator, organization...

photo on Leadnow.ca

Activism/Social Change, Media Presence
my photo with Lexi Vajda made it on the new campaign for Leadnow.ca - À l'Action (Leadnow envisions a just, sustainable, and equitable Canada, built and defended through the democratic power of an engaged public) during our last protest with Artists Against Pipeline Expansion against Kinder Morgan/Pipeline expansion photographed and organized by Delia Brett Let's keep fighting the good fight, time is urgent, some mistakes...

Eclipse: Total Alignment

Art & Science, Dance, Interdisciplinary Performance, News
Sammy Chien will be performing a brand new work at the planetarium in H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, choreographing a dance trio performed by Kelly McInnes, Sophia Wolfe and himself,  programming reactive lights & composing electroacoustic sound + live music by Brady Marks & Maren Lisac Aug 17th Thursday 7:30pm & 9pm Eclipse: Total Alignment presented by Curiosity Colliderr and the H.R.MacMillan Space Centre Art and Science Explore the...

Ballet BC Program 2 2017

Dance, Electroacoustic Music, News, Sound
Excited to have my newly composed electroacoustic score/sound design premiered in choreographer Wen Wei Wang’s (Wen Wei Dance ) new work in Ballet BC's new season Program 2! March 16-18 2017, 8:00 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Theatre 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia Vancouver New Work: Choreography - Company 605 Vancouver-based Company 605 is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging dance companies and is dedicated to producing new dance through a...